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Shelley A. Gordon
1946 Embarcadero
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94606
Toll Free: 866-409-6217
Phone: 510-213-6672
Fax: 510-535-2579
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Oakland Pre-Marital Agreements & Marital Agreements Attorney

Planning Ahead Avoids Problems Later On

Pre -Marital Agreements

Pre-Marital Agreements (also called Pre-Nuptial Agreements or Pre-Nups) are agreements entered into prior to marriage, which can alter community property rules during marriage. Where one or both partner(s) have significant assets or debts going into the marriage or domestic partnership, it is very important to consider whether this planning tool will help maintain the desired separation of your finances. Often, when people marry again later in life, the couple's children from prior relationships also have serious concerns regarding their parent's finances and obligations as a result of the new marriage. A pre-marital agreement will be very helpful in such a situation. Please contact my office online or call 510-213-6672 or toll free 866-409-6217 for a consultation about whether your situation would benefit from pre­marital planning.

Marital Agreements

Even in intact relationships, financial problems can arise with one party which, without an agreement to the contrary, may have serious consequences to the other spouse. Couples can enter into agreements even during marriage to alter the community property laws as it applies to their particular situation and avoid certain debts and creditors of the other spouse. A Marital Agreement can assist in helping you keep your relationship while separating your finances. Please contact my office online or call 510-213-6672 or toll free 866-409-6217 to discuss whether this might be the help you need.

I offer a free 10 minute phone consultation to discuss your preliminary concerns or answer a brief question. If you are interested in a more in-depth meeting to discuss specific issues and obtain advice, I offer an affordable flat fee initial office consultation for $200. Should you choose to retain me, that fee is applied toward the retainer.


At the Law Office of Shelley A. Gordon in Oakland, California, we are pleased to offer representation to clients in Oakland, Alameda, Hayward, Fremont, Pleasanton, Berkley, San Leandro, Livermore, Dublin, Concord, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito and Lafayette as well as Alameda County and Contra Costa County.